Category: Places & Destinations

An Baao sa mata kan tambay

The Philippines is indeed living to its reputation as a "text (or short messaging system) capital" of Asia. One of the messages circulating in the "text-sphere" is the picture of Baao in Camarines Sur during the 80's and the 90's. The text message is reproduced as follows: A Baao Nalagalag na ika sa lugar ka … Continue reading An Baao sa mata kan tambay


The “An Daya” Highway

Because of the elections, I was in Bicol almost every other week.  I used to travel by southroad as it's both convenient and relaxing. It's a bit expensive, though, especially if one considers gas and the toll fees. Maray sana ta dai pa nag-implementar kan 300% SLEX toll fee increase kan mga nakaaging bulan kundi … Continue reading The “An Daya” Highway

Iriga City: Inch by inch towards development

Slowly but surely. This could be the best description one can give on the development efforts of Iriga City's local government unit headed by Mayor Madel Alfelor-Gazmen. Looking for an historical note on Iriga, I found Frank Penones's article Iriga's Colonial Economy. Frank narrated how Iriga's economy started from purely agriculture-based economy such as growing … Continue reading Iriga City: Inch by inch towards development

2010 Congressional election results — Sorsogon

While Sorsogon's First District has a re-elected Congressman, the Second District has a new one. Below is the result for the province's two legislative Districts as of May 17: First District ESCUDERO, Salvador III H. NATIONALIST PEOPLES COALITION 89,512 HAMOR, Jose Edwin B. NACIONALISTA PARTY 63,287 Second District RAMOS, Deogracias, Jr. B. LIBERAL PARTY 30,945 … Continue reading 2010 Congressional election results — Sorsogon